Landlords must prepare for legal changes

Published:  30 August, 2012

Altecnic is advising landlords to invest in energy-efficient home improvements ahead of new government regulations coming into force.

From 2016, all domestic landlords will not be able to unreasonably refuse requests from tenants to make their properties more energy-efficient. By 2018 all rented accommodation will have to legally meet band E ratings on the Energy Performance Certificate, or the property will be not be allowed to be let.

Altecnic, which manufactures plumbing equipment, wants to raise awareness that cost-effective and simple to install thermostatic radiator valves (TRV) can significantly reduce a property’s energy consumption and improve its Energy Performance Certificate rating, helping landlords meet new legislation.

Gary Perry, Altecnic's technical director, said: “By 2018 landlords are going to have to reach a minimum energy efficiency rating before they are legally allowed to let their property. Installing thermostatic radiator valves is a cost-effective and simple way to improve the rating under the EPC classification and with our A rated Ecocal the efficiency savings are even greater.”

Developed and manufactured to the highest international standards, Altecnic’s patented Ecocal TMV has achieved the highest ‘A’ efficiency rating under the European Valve Manufacturers’ Association, ‘Thermostatic Efficiency Label’ (TELL).

Specifically engineered for both retro-fit and new installations, Ecocal is available in 8mm, 10mm and 15mm sizes and is designed to allow easy installation by helping to prevent alterations to pipework and ensuring PTFE sealant bonds securely.

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